LAS VEGAS - A judge has declared a mistrial in the case of a Las Vegas man accused of firing a gun backstage while trying to make off with costumes and props from the Thunder From Down Under male revue.
The decision came on Wednesday, in the second day of proceedings against defendant Joey Kadmiri. It wasn't immediately clear what led the judge to that decision.
The 24-year-old Kadmiri faces nine felony burglary, robbery, battery and weapon charges stemming from a March 18 incident at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino on the Vegas Strip.
Prosecutors say one "Down Under" cast member suffered gunpowder burns on the side of his face and still has eye and ear damage, while another received lesser injuries during the effort to subdue the suspect. Six well-muscled members of the revue held the man until security arrived.
Defense attorney Joshua Tomsheck has said that Kadmiri had drug and mental health issues.